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Department of Agriculture (USDA)
FY 2011 EEO Complaint Processing Statistics

Outcome of Counselings Completed in FY 2011
Pre-Complaint Counseling Outcomes Completed by EEO Counselor Completed Using ADR All Completed Counselings
# % # % # %
Pre-Complaint Counseling 690 263 953
Settlements 35 5.1% 61 23.2% 96 10.1%
Withdrawals or No Complaints Filed 266 38.6% 84 31.9% 350 36.7%
Complaints Filed* 470 49.3%
Decision to File Complaint Pending at End of FY 37 3.9%
*Includes only complaints filed in FY 2011 where counseling was also completed during FY 2011.
Agency Use of ADR for EEO Dispute Resolution in FY 2011
Total Number Offer Rate Participation Rate
Pre-Complaint Counselings 953 81% 27.6%
Complaint Closures 457 33.3% 16.4%
Bases Most Frequently Alleged in FY 2011
Top Basis 1 Top Basis 2 Top Basis 3
Bases of Alleged Discrimination Reprisal Age Sex (Female)
Timeliness in FY 2011
Total # # Timely % Timely FY 2010 APD* FY 2011 APD* % Change Govt Wide APD*
All Pre-Complaint Counselings (minus remands) 952 748 78.6%
All Investigations 441 186 42.2% 324 270 -16.7% 183
All Complaint Closures 457 662 496 -25.1% 346
Merit Decisions (no AJ) 162 25 15.4% 693 638 -7.9% 429
Dismissal Decisions (no AJ) 72 260 133 -48.8% 73
*APD = Average Processing Days
Outcomes of Complaints in FY 2011
Complaint Closures Final Agency Decision (no AJ Decision) Final Order (AJ Decision Fully Implemented) Final Order (AJ Decision Not Fully Implemented)
# % # % # % # %
Total Complaints Filed 505
Total Closures 457
Settlements 127 27.8%
Withdrawals 31 6.8%
Total Final Agency Actions 299 65.4% 234 78.3% 65 21.7% 0 0%
Dismissals 74 24.7% 72 97.3% 2 2.7% 0 0%
Merit Decisions 225 75.3% 162 72% 63 28% 0 0%
Finding Discrimination 30 13.3% 28 93.3% 2 6.7% 0 0%
Finding No Discrimination 195 86.7% 134 68.7% 61 31.3% 0 0%
Costs Associated with EEO Process in FY 2011
Total # Total Amount Average Amount
Pre-Complaint Settlements w/ Monetary Benefits 26 $247,176 $9,506
ADR Settlements w/ Monetary Benefits 12 $116,505 $9,708
Investigation Costs 441 $1,868,632 $4,237
Complaint Closures with Monetary Benefits 129 $2,595,409 $20,119
ADR Settlements w/ Monetary Benefits 25 $568,543 $22,741